why was sending bitcoin to ip adresses deserted? : Bitcoin
In one of many early emails to Mike Hearn Satoshi writes:
Transactions despatched to a bitcoin deal with will at all times say “from: unknown”. The transaction solely tells who it is to. Sending by bitcoin deal with has plenty of issues, however it’s so good having the fallback possibility to have the option to ship to anybody whether or not they’re on-line or not. There are plenty of concepts to strive to enhance issues later. For now, if issues work out like the true world the place the overwhelming majority of transactions are with retailers, they will just about at all times make sure that to arrange to obtain by IP. The P2P file sharing networks appear pretty profitable at getting a big share of their customers to arrange their firewalls to ahead a port.
So he thought of sending bitcoin to a bitcoin adress a ‘fallback possibility’ solely, with plenty of issues (?) and the overwhelming majority to be arrange to recieve by IP.
Why was this, and why was this deserted later? Can anyone eli5?
Many thanks prematurely.